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Where to buy backcountry touring skis

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

 I'm having trouble locating a shop near me that sells back country skis.

 Some of them sell bicycles in the summer & cross country skis in the winter

 but don't seem to know what I'm asking for when inquiring about the back

 country touring gear..

 

 What are your favorite on-line shops that sell this gear?  Thanks

post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by buzzard View Post
 

 I'm having trouble locating a shop near me that sells back country skis.

 Some of them sell bicycles in the summer & cross country skis in the winter

 but don't seem to know what I'm asking for when inquiring about the back

 country touring gear..

 

 What are your favorite on-line shops that sell this gear?  Thanks

Are you looking for skis only? Any idea what you are looking for? There is a lot of places that sell good gear online, in not specific order you can look for stuff at:

 

backcountry.com

evo.com

bentgate.com

praxisskis.com

on3pskis.com

sierratradingpost.com

 

some guys here at epicski might be able to help you finding something @Philpug and @dawgcatching 

post #3 of 9
Look at telemark-pyrenees.com.

They are in france, but even with shipping it's a lot cheaper.

I bought a pair of black diamond mx130 boots for $450 including shipping, and I couldn't find them for under 700 in the states.
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Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post

Are you looking for skis only? Any idea what you are looking for? There is a lot of places that sell good gear online, in not specific order you can look for stuff at:

backcountry.com
evo.com
bentgate.com
praxisskis.com
on3pskis.com
sierratradingpost.com

And blackdiamondequipment.com, http://us-warehouse.genuineguidegear.com, http://www.voile.com/voile-skis.html
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post
 

Are you looking for skis only? Any idea what you are looking for? There is a lot of places that sell good gear online, in not specific order you can look for stuff at:

 

backcountry.com

evo.com

bentgate.com

praxisskis.com

on3pskis.com

sierratradingpost.com

 

some guys here at epicski might be able to help you finding something @Philpug and @dawgcatching 

 

Thanks for the note.  We have a decent selection of backcountry gear, as well as sidecountry, everything from Black Diamond to sidecountry like Kastle/Blizzard/Fischer.  Most importantly, we have a good staff on hand that actually skis and skins, a lot.  Most everyone has multiple days on the snow so far. Not me, yet, still recovering from broken ribs and a separated shoulder, but everyone else has been getting early morning dawn patrols out there.  

 

Ironically, we are one of those bikes shops that does skis in the winter.  Although we love being ski shop, let's be honest; very few shops can make a living these days being a ski shop 6 months a year.  It is a shrinking industry with unpredictable seasons, unless you are in growth areas such as nordic.  OTOH, summers seem to be pretty predictable: mid 80's and sunny for around 3 months straight.  

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Ironically, we are one of those bikes shops that does skis in the winter.  Although we love being ski shop, let's be honest; very few shops can make a living these days being a ski shop 6 months a year.  It is a shrinking industry with unpredictable seasons, unless you are in growth areas such as nordic.  OTOH, summers seem to be pretty predictable: mid 80's and sunny for around 3 months straight.  

 

I have a sneaking suspicion that the OP might have been asking about BCXC gear.  

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If that sneaking suspicion is correct, i.e., if it's BCXC and not sidecountry / high alpine touring, then consider any of these along with whatever dawgcatching might offer: 

 

http://www.orscrosscountryskisdirect.com/all-backcountry-skis-bindings-boots-poles-sets.html

 

http://www.telemarkdown.com/store/touring/

 

http://highpeakscyclery.com/product-list/ski-and-snow-sports-1450/

 

Some of these are not the easiest web sites, but if you call any one they will know the gear and have good selection and pricing:  

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks, Yup, I'm looking for the BCXC skis.  Brands I have found that are of interest are the Rossignol BC 110   110/78/95

 

The Rossi BC 125   125/90/114,   & the Fischer S-Bound 112  112/78/95   I'm also looking for advice on what boot & binding

 

to match to these skis.  I plan on using them to pull a sled with fishing gear into the BWCA wilderness for Lake Trout fishing.

 

I think these are all waxless & steel edged.  

 

 Buzzy

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ts01 View Post
 

If that sneaking suspicion is correct, i.e., if it's BCXC and not sidecountry / high alpine touring, then consider any of these along with whatever dawgcatching might offer: 

 

http://www.orscrosscountryskisdirect.com/all-backcountry-skis-bindings-boots-poles-sets.html

 

http://www.telemarkdown.com/store/touring/

 

http://highpeakscyclery.com/product-list/ski-and-snow-sports-1450/

 

Some of these are not the easiest web sites, but if you call any one they will know the gear and have good selection and pricing:  

 Thanks for the help, all 3 of these sites appear to have what I want.     

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